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Thomas Franklin "Frank" Westbrook, Sr.

January 26, 1928 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 91)

Frank Westbrook, Sr.

Brandon, Okolona-Thomas Franklin (Frank) Westbrook, Sr., 91, of Brandon, MS formerly a lifelong resident of Okolona, MS, passed away on May 2, 2019, at his home.

 Visitation will be Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2 pm – 4 pm at Holland Funeral Directors-Okolona Chapel.   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Boones Chapel Cemetery west of  Okolona, MS with the Rev. Dr. Martin M. Davis (son-in-law) officiating. Holland Funeral Home, Okolona Chapel is honored to be serving their friends.

 Frank was born in Buena Vista, MS to Charles C. and Lucille Westbrook on January 6, 1928.  He graduated from Egypt High School.  Frank married Sara John Ellis on December 14, 1947, in Houston, MS.  He began work as a lineman for the City of Okolona Electric Department on January 2, 1951, during an ice storm. Frank continued as a lineman working his way up through the ranks until 1973, when he became Manager of the City of Okolona Electric Department. He retired from the Electric Department on May 26, 1989. He was a long-time member and trustee of the First United Methodist Church, Okolona, MS.   

 Frank is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Sara John Ellis Westbrook; his son, Thomas (Tom) Franklin Westbrook, Jr.; his parents, Charles and Lucille Westbrook; his brothers, Gene (wife Joann) and Newt (wife Grace) Westbrook; his sisters, Lillie (Westbrook) Kalter, Margaret (Westbrook) Maffett (husband Junior) and brother-in-law, Derrell Martin. 

 Frank is survived by his daughter Sara Westbrook Davis (Martin); daughter-in-law Melanie Westbrook Horne (Tim); Ottie Westbrook Martin (sister); Hazel Ellis (sister-in-law); Mary Ruth Ellis (sister-in-law); Kinney and BJ Ellis (brother-in-law and sister-in- law); grandchildren: Tiffany Bowen (Jimmy), Ashley Sartelle (John), Thomas (Trey) Franklin Westbrook III (Casey), Jonathan Casey Westbrook (Lindsay), Anthony Shane Wingate Sr. (Erin); great-grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth Wingate, Anthony Shane Wingate, Jr., John Prentiss Sartelle III, Elalian Rose Sartelle, Sara Allison Sartelle, Caroline Dyann Westbrook, Thomas Franklin Westbrook IV (Drew), Ashleigh Michelle Westbrook, Katherine Lynn Westbrook and Carley Elizabeth Westbrook.  He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews from both the Westbrook and Ellis families.

 Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to AsiAfrica Ministries, Inc.,

(P.O. Box 5663 Brandon, MS 39047). Ministry of Rev. Martin and Sara Davis. Condolences may be e mailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net

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